Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunichika
Title Onoe Kikugoro V in 10 roles
Otowa Kiku Kaika Maremono
Date 9/1874
Format Oban triptych (28 1/8" X 14 1/4")
Comment Burnishing on some of the black areas; backed, sheets attached
The title means something like "The Amazingly Flourishing Otowa." Otowa is Kikugoro's yago (stage name). In this design he is shown in ten different roles. Kunichika later did a series of 100 Roles of Baiko (another name for Kikugoro).
Price $150.
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